MEETHEPRO, a new format for meetings between professionals
This second edition of JAZZ I AM Barcelona International Jazz Meeting offers a new meeting format which is more dynamic and enjoyable and will bring programmers, managers and artists together, it is called MEETHEPRO. Through organised conversation groups in a relaxed environment, different jazz industry professionals will have the chance to present their projects and build alliances.
This new activity, which replaces the traditional speed meetings, will take place on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th of March in the conference space at Fabra i Coats – Fábrica de Creación. The venue will be divided into two lounge-type spaces, each of which will be hosted by a panel, and attendees will be able to enjoy an aperitif during the session. There will be five professional programmers on each panel, who will receive two groups of six artists and/or managers each day. These conversation sessions will last twenty-five minutes and by the time the Meeting comes to a close each programmer will have had the opportunity to see twenty-four artists’ projects.
Each musician or representative will be able to attend only one session over the two days and therefore should take into account which panel would be most appropriate for the project they would like to present, given that there will be different programmers on each day. For this reason, those who register for the event will be asked to give their choice of panel in order of preference, the places will be assigned as registrations are received. Depending on the demand for places, participants may be given the chance to attend more than one panel.
Only those attendees who have the full pass accreditation and those participating in the showcases will be able to attend this new activity, which will bring together a total of twenty programmers and a maximum of forty-eight artists and/or representatives.